A menu close to the common people's life in Tagawa featuring hormone nabe which was very popular when Tagawa flourished as a coal mine town. Including a Michi no Eki, there are many shops that sell specialty products from the area. These are some of the features of the Tagawa region!
Tagawa Hormone Nabe
Tagawa City flourished 100 years ago as the “Coal Capital”. In Tagawa houses known as Tankonagaya (coal houses) lined up and the citizens of Tagawa lived a life full of energy. Around this time, a coal miner’s wife placed a paper cement bag into hot plate instead of using a nabe (pot) and cooked hormone. The paper absorbed the excess water turning the meat tender with a mild taste which gave this dish an appeal! Hormone is not expensive. It is delicious and even more was not an important part of the coal miner’s diet. In the blink of an eye, this dish became loved by the citizens in this area! This is how Hormone Yaki (fried hormone) as well as Hormone Nabe (hormone cooked in a pot) got its start at becoming a part of the local cuisine in Tagawa using local ingredients. After this, a number of shops sprang up specializing in these hormone dishes, some of which still operate today! In recent years, Tagawa Hormone is increasing in popularity as a healthy meal. Many female customers appreciate the fresh vegetables as well as the collagen that are offered in some of the hormone dishes!
Restaurant A wo Giri
Curry with whale meat makes an appearance at this historic restaurant!
Botayama Curry: 1,050 yen
Japanese-style restaurant using whale to make the most out of its dishes! On the lunch menu is an extravagant black curry dish with whale meat. This dish is unique as it is shaped in the image of Tagawa's landmark Botayama! This restaurant is the former home of the first mayor of Tagawa City, Mr. Harujiro Hayashida, and is a traditional private house built in 1914 (Taisho 3). The reception hall with its modern day appearance was built in 1934 (Showa 9).
Ganso Yamagoya Kawara Sogyo Ten
Ramen with a taste of the past!
Showa Ramen 750 yen
This is a remake of a ramen dish that first was enjoyed when the shop opened in 1970. Even now, this dish is one the most popular items on the menu! The rich taste of the soup has continued since the shop opened 40 years ago! The secret of this ramen dish is the secret soya sauce that has not changed as well as cooked pork which is grilled for 2 whole days and the egg which brings out the flavor!
Custard is packed into the pastry!
Manpei Cream Bun: 126 yen for 1,630 yen for 5
This is a dessert shop where the owner and chef from Tagawa can show his talents! Freshly baked sweets baked in the oven are on display! Customers can smell the sweet aroma hanging in the air! Roasted mochi pieces are inlay-ed into the dough! Afterwords, the custard cream with vanilla is added! Customers will be completely satisfied with this little gem!
A place where one can view Mt. Kawara and browse through the products of the region
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